Super League: Warrington Wolves v St Helens preview
Last Updated: 17/05/14 2:19pm
Warrington Wolves could climb as high as fifth in the Super League ladder with success over St Helens at the Magic Weekend in Manchester.
It has been an indifferent season so far for Tony Smith's Wolves, although they were back on song to dispatch Catalan Dragons 42-10 on home soil last time out.
Saints also come into the contest with the tails up after putting Bradford Bulls to the sword last weekend. Nathan Brown's troops ran out comfortable 50-0 winners at Provident Stadium.
The pair have already met this season with St Helens laying down a marker in Round One following an emphatic 38-8 success over the Wolves away from home.
Warrington are boosted by the return of England second rower Ben Westwood, who has missed the last six matches with a torn calf.
That is likely to be the only change to the team that brush aside Laurent Frayssinous' Dragons on home soil.
Fit-again centre Jordan Turner returns to the Saints squad for the first time since injuring his foot in their Tetley's Challenge Cup defeat to Leeds Rhinos.
The former Hull FC man comes in for the injured winger Adam Swift, which is likely to mean Matt Dawson reverting to the flank.
"Warrington are always a threat, they are a fantastic side and I don't think that their league position at the moment does them justice," said Saints captain Paul Wellens.
"They have improved since we played them at the start of the season and I have a sneaky feeling that they will be much more difficult this time out.
"I think the way they played against Catalan Dragons last week shows that they are moving in the right direction - we are expecting a tough game."
Warrington Wolves: Asotasi, Atkins, C. Bridge, Currie, Dwyer, England, B. Evans, R. Evans, Harrison, Higham, Hill, Laithwaite, J. Monaghan, M. Monaghan, Ormsby, Ratchford, Russell, Waterhouse, Westwood.
St Helens: Lomax, Makinson, Turner, Jones, Hohaia, Walsh, Masoe, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Soliola, Wilkin, Flanagan, Wellens, Walmsley, Greenwood, Walker, Dawson, Richards, Thompson.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington WolvesvsWigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Magic Weekend 2014, round 13
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Highlights from Sunday's Magic Weekend matches including Huddersfield's win over Bradford.
- Wellens upset with loss
- Warrington back to their best
- Ferres return thrills Anderson
- Giants run riot against Bulls
- Tigers in talks over Sneyd
- Cas thrash woeful Wildcats
- Wane hails wounded Warriors
- Warriors battle past Rhinos
- Rovers claim bragging rights
- Betts: We showed character
- Vikings too strong for Salford
- London boss defends Drinkwater
- London edged out by Catalan
- Flanagan targets league shield
- Wildcats v Tigers: Teams
- Giants v Bulls: Teams
- Morley - Red Devils improving
- Vikings v Red Devils: Teams
- Wildcats grab Tiger Owen
- Jones-Buchanan: Leeds firing
- Grima still upbeat on survival
- Shenton seeks magic formula
- Returning Ferres fired up
- Radford: Rovers the favourites